Since I started working in Huntington Beach, I’ve discovered that there’re several hole-in-the wall Mexican places nearby. Some of the peeps at work do a taco run on Thursdays to Taqueria Mexico. It looked really yummy so I had to give it a try.
Well, so far this place is the closest I’ve gotten to matching what I can get in San Diego at Roberto’s/Sombrero’s/Cotixan. While the menu isn’t as extensive as what I’m used to, the fact that I can get something resembling a decent carne asada burrito makes up for that. They offer up tacos and burritos and you get to choose the type of filling. Tacos offer up the usual chicken, carne asada and some more adventurous choices like beef tongue and head meat. As for burritos, you can get meat & cheese, rice, beans & cheese, beans & cheese…well, you get the idea. And just so you know, the beans here are pinto beans, NOT refried. The husband was a bit miffed by this. The thing to get here, though, is the tacos. Carne asada, onion n’ cilantro, cheese and hot sauce form inside a little tortilla to become awesomeness in your mouth.
Taqueria Mexico is open 24hrs which is great for that late night drunken munchies. Cuz y’know, nothing goes better with drunk than some awesome Mexican food…well, that or Denny’s.
Based on a friend’s recommendation, I also tried George’s Mexican Food. Now this was more of what I was thinking. The menu was extensive, offering combination platters, tortas, taquitos, etc. Once again, I discovered that the carne asada burrito included beans (what is it with the beans?!?!?!). I had them take it out and put in guacamole. I also ordered a bean and cheese burrito for the husband and an order of rolled tacos with just meat and cheese.
The burritos were smaller than what we usually get down in SD joints. The carne asada burrito was decent, about on par as the one I had at Taqueria Mexico though bonus pts for George’s for having the option of guacamole. The only issue was the tortilla which was starting to rip in places. The husband thought his bean n’ cheese burrito was just okay. They got the rolled taco order wrong and gave me a taco instead. Let me just say, this taco was a heck of a lot better than the crap we got at Tito’s Tacos.
Over all, I think if I was craving street tacos, I’d go to Taqueria Mexico. For anything else, I’d hit up George’s…which also had breakfast burritos (OMG bacon n’ egg?). However, they only serve them in the mornings unlike Roberto’s which offers them up 24/7. Not quite up to San Diego standards but decent enough to satiate the cravings.
Oh yeah, George’s has a drive-thru which is convenient!
Taqueria Mexico gets 3 NOMs.
George’s Mexican Food gets 3 1/2 NOMs.
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